[wrong] Words attributed to Rafael Eitan “Until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours” — Apr. 1983

Apocryphal or wrong quotation or doubtful.

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"We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel... Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours.


Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the IDF (Israeli army), is said to have made this statement, reported by Gad Becker, in Yediot Ahronot of 13 April 1983, and then repeated by the New York Times on 14 April 1983. This statement does not appear in it. On the other hand, When we have colonized the land, the Arabs will only be able to go around in circles like drugged cockroaches in a bottle » are well and truly on that date.

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